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A Beautiful Mind

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A Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Forbes Nash won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994, after suffering 35 years from paranoid schizophrenia. His story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, which recently won the Oscar for Best Picture. John Forbes Nash is a mathematical genius that is described as having "two helpings of brain and only half a helping of heart". His heroic struggle with mental illness and the incredible toll that took on his marriage forms the heart and soul of A Beautiful Mind. John Nash attended Princeton University during the cold war. He was a very competitive and arrogant human being. ...read more.

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It is more accurately described as a psychosis-a type of illness that causes severe mental disturbances that disrupt normal thought, speech, and behavior." John Nash was a brilliant man who was intelligent in many ways. As Howard Gardner would say, Nash is a prime example of his theory of multiple intelligences. On page 127 of our text the theory of multiple intelligence is explored. Although John Nash was lacking in interpersonal intelligence, the ability to relate to other people, he did have logical/mathematical intelligence. John Nash was a genius when it came to logical or numerical patterns and reasoning. In the movie John used his intelligence to do case work for the government, dealing with conspiracy and code breaking. ...read more.

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John had a desire to overcome his disease for himself and his wife. He really wanted to show himself that when he put his mind to anything, he could accomplish anything. He was not looking for praise or other external rewards. John Forbes Nash is truly a man of wonder. After having a mental illness for years and going through horrible ordeals such as electric shock therapy, John was able to continue to do what he loved to do and was awarded a Nobel Prize for his accomplishments. He is an example to those suffering from schizophrenia as well as other mind altering diseases, that life can still be successful and fulfilling. This movie is truly remarkable at depicting so accurately Nash's trials and tribulations and how one can overcome all odds. ...read more.

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